El Salvador: Fines for Anticompetitive Practices Confirmed

The Salvadoran Justice system has upheld the fines imposed on electricity distributors and Digicel by the competition regulator.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"The Administrative Litigation Division of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) ruled in favor of the Superintendency of Competition (SC) in two cases: one in which the existence of anticompetitive practices by electricity distributors CAESS and AES CLESA was determined, and the other at the opening of a sanction process against Digicel, for lack of cooperation ", reported Elmundo.com.sv.

The SC fined CAESS and AES CLESA $17.040 for not accepting requests for interconnection to distribute electricity in the residential developments Vía Nejapa and Ciudad Real. In addition, Digicel was fined $3.762 for not providing information and documents relevant to the investigation of unfair practices.

Although the company paid the fine, it appeared before the Justice for alleged irregularities in the process. In addition to the fines, the utilities companies will have to refrain from rejecting any interconnection requests affecting competitive conditions.

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